Make-Up Placement Exam (2015-2016)

Missed the French Placement Test?

If you still need to take the French Placement Test, you have one last chance to do so!

The test will be available on SUNDAY, 30 AUGUST from 9AM - 2PM on the CLS website.

There will be no other opportunities to take the test this semester.

Results of the August 30 exam session will be available at 11AM on MONDAY, 31 AUGUST.

If pre-registration is required for the course in which you have placed, you will be able to do so at that point. 


Online Placement Exam (2015-2016)

Available from July 1 to August 15

All students who have not yet studied French at Yale (except for those who have no previous formal or informal exposure of French whatsoever) are expected to take the Departmental placement exam.  Students who studied abroad over the summer with programs other than Yale’s MUST take the placement exam in order to be eligible to receive credit for their work. The placement exam will also insure that these students enroll in the appropriate course should they wish to continue their study of French.

The Department strongly recommends that students who earned a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement exam, 6 or 7 on the Advanced-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, a rating of C1 on the CEFR European test, or an A or B on the GCE A-Level exam take the placement exam in order to be directed to the most appropriate course and thus save precious time during Shopping Period.

Students who wish to begin taking French in the spring are advised to take the placement exam now. Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.

The results will be posted on classesV2 (PostEm) at 2:00 P.M. on August 26.

Once you have chosen a class at the appropriate level, you must preregister during online preregistration

     2015-2016 Placement Exam (Click Here)

     2015-2016 Placement Exam Results (Click Here)


Pre-Registration (Fall 2015)

All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L1-L5 (FREN 110, FREN 121, FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150), must preregister during the Online Preregistration period: on Monday, August 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (see links below).

Notice of assignments will be available at noon on Tuesday, September 1.

Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should follow the link above to see their level. Students placed in level 3 (for example), should follow the L3 preference selection link to register for FREN 130. Please do not call.

Students taking FR160 and above do not need to preregister.

Graduate students cannot preregister online. They need to contact the appropriate course chair.

L1 –> Preregister for FREN 110 (here) - Matuku Ngame

L3 –> Preregister for FREN 130 (here) - Ruth Koizim

L4 –> Preregister for FREN 140 (here) - Soumia Koundi

L5 –> Preregister for FREN 150 (here) - Françoise Schneider

After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.  Try, if you can, to choose different time slots. The computer will assign places randomly, taking your preferences into account. 
To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.
If you missed the Online Preregistration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.

For questions regarding placement, language and literature courses please drop in during the Academic Fair on Tuesday, September 1 between 2:00 and 4:00 in TBA. 

The Director of Undergraduate studies (Christopher Semk) and the Language Program Director (Ruth Koizim) will be present to answer questions and provide individual counseling. It is particularly recommended for students placed in L5 or higher who aren’t certain what class to take. Students placed in L1-L4 who wish to talk to the course chairs will have the opportunity to do so.